Dumping rubbish can threaten the health and safety of the community.
Illegal dumping can threaten wildlife, promote the spread of weeds and pests and lead to long-term contamination of land, waterways and groundwater.
In addition to looking unsightly and unsafe, dumped rubbish including sharp objects, asbestos, nappies and medical waste are dangerous and can cause major health hazards.
Illegal dumping is a crime that is taken seriously by Mount Alexander Shire Council. Rubbish dumping costs you money. The cost to clean up dumped rubbish is significant. The cost for this is ultimately paid for by ratepayers. People that don’t care about polluting the environment and thinking they are getting free waste disposal by dumping are wrong. The cost is covered by general rates that residents pay. If someone is caught dumping they also face heavy fines.